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vinny_46
12-20-2004, 10:39 PM
THOUGHT YOU’D SEEN THE BOTTOM OF THE REALITY BARREL? LET FOX TAKE YOU EVEN LOWER :pop:

Father's Day will come early next year on Fox.

Net is finally taking the wraps off "Who's Your Daddy?," the potentially controversial paternity gameshow first revealed last summer by rival web head Jeff Zucker (Daily Variety, July 15).

"Daddy" will bow as a 90-minute special Monday, Jan. 3, at 8 p.m.; seven other episodes ordered will air later in the season as a weekly series or a series of specials.

Fox TV Studios is producing in association with exec producers Ken Mok ("America's Next Top Model") and the team of Scott Hallock and Kevin Healey ("Scare Tactics"). Soap vet Finola Hughes hosts.

FTVS primetime reality skein is the first for Fox since Angela Shapiro-Mathes took control of the studio.

"Daddy" takes an adopted woman who's searching for her father and puts her in a classic reality show elimination scenario. She's introduced to eight men. One is her real dad; the other seven are fakes, each of whose goal is to trick the woman into thinking they're her father.

If the woman successfully identifies her dad after three elimination rounds, she gets up to $100,000. If she doesn't, one of the seven faux papas -- all of whom are contestants -- get the coin.

Either way, each self-contained episode ends with a four-hanky reunion of father and child.

"It's the most emotional show we've ever put on the air," said Fox reality chief Mike Darnell. "I guarantee you: If you have any heart, you'll be bawling at the end of the show."

Zucker told a room full of reporters about "Daddy" and "My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss" as a form of retaliation against Fox, which Zucker felt was stealing his reality show ideas.

While all involved in "Daddy" are aware of its "What's My Line"-like deception, skein could still draw fire because the seven fake daddies all try to deceive the adopted woman. As a result, it's possible the woman could form a bond with a fake dad -- or grow to dislike her true father before she even knows who he is.

"Sometimes you'll wince at what happens," Darnell admitted, noting that in situations where the woman has ended up eliminating her dad, "she feels terrible."

"We're making people play a game to find one another," Darnell added. "But the game aspect takes a back seat to the emotions."

"Daddy" is not the first primetime reality skein to dabble in long-lost relatives.

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Sunchild
12-20-2004, 10:40 PM
Yeah I saw this and thought it was so disgusting.

sonshinescoils
12-20-2004, 11:22 PM
:mellow: :huh: :o :icon_headshake:

vinny_46
12-20-2004, 11:22 PM
They have gone too far. :mellow:

awren
12-20-2004, 11:35 PM
This is really sad. What'll they think of next? I have a good idea for a reality TV show called Who Burnt Me? A woman is in a house with seven men from her past. Each week, she gets to try to guess who gave her an STD. The men try to fake her out like they're not the one who gave it to her. If she wins, she gets to castrate the man with a rusty hacksaw. I think the ratings for this show would soar! :doh

Back2myroots
12-21-2004, 01:27 AM
Originally posted by AnaisKarim@Dec 20 2004, 08:25 PM
Does it have to debut on MY birthday? Yucky. LOL

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CatSuga
12-21-2004, 02:00 AM
Originally posted by awren@Dec 20 2004, 06:35 PM
I have a good idea for a reality TV show called Who Burnt Me? A woman is in a house with seven men from her past. Each week, she gets to try to guess who gave her an STD. The men try to fake her out like they're not the one who gave it to her.
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Now I would watch this! :pointlaugh:

SexyMocha304
12-21-2004, 02:02 AM
Yep...reality TV has officially hit rock bottom.

Hamira
12-21-2004, 02:44 AM
Originally posted by vinny_46@Dec 20 2004, 11:39 PM

Finola Hughes hosts.


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Okay, am I the only one who thought she was better than this? :dunno:

gigglezk
12-21-2004, 02:54 AM
um...isn't there a show like this already? The Maury Povich show? well at least they aren't paternity testing.

damn shame though. why play with someone emotions like that? thats just foul.

i would like to see though the reality show joke that they show on the geico commercials "the marriage was built to last, but the house was built too small"...lol cracks me up everytime

ini
12-21-2004, 03:07 AM
Originally posted by Delushious@Dec 20 2004, 09:44 PM
Okay, am I the only one who thought she was better than this? :dunno:

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no ... isn't she the host of 'how do i look' now?

Hennessy
12-21-2004, 03:50 AM
Me and my friend were just talking about this. This show will get no play on either one of my televisions.


Sick.

systah
12-21-2004, 03:50 AM
i saw the preview for this ish and thought it was a damn shame!!!! :angry:

Geminibrown78
12-21-2004, 04:19 AM
Dammit.

Shanna
12-21-2004, 04:46 AM
Originally posted by SexyMocha304@Dec 20 2004, 10:02 PM
Yep...reality TV has officially hit rock bottom.

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:icon_headshake: Wait until "Who Ate My Asparagus" debuts next fall. <_<

KnappilyMe
12-21-2004, 01:10 PM
Originally posted by Shanna@Dec 21 2004, 12:46 AM
:icon_headshake: Wait until "Who Ate My Asparagus" debuts next fall. <_<

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:lol:

Well i dont know about that one but there is one coming out foe people compeating for the estate of a wealthy family member when he dies. i think it is called THE WILL or something like that.

Just like the low carb crase.... this too shall pass!

Dolliesdaughter
12-21-2004, 01:31 PM
They need a show to find out "Who let the dogs out?". That&#39;s what I want to know.

This reality show mess is really getting ridiculous.

Scrills
12-21-2004, 02:18 PM
Ok, things are getting out of control. I&#39;m not sure how much more I can take.

BeautifulButterfly
12-21-2004, 02:32 PM
You know, just when I thought I&#39;d seen it all... this is pitiful. What ever happened to real T.V. shows????

-Felecia

Nappalonia
12-21-2004, 03:18 PM
I just read about this, when will it end :doh

I can see a spinoff coming......

who&#39;s yo baby moma
who&#39;s yo baby daddy

^_^

Claire76
12-21-2004, 07:58 PM
Originally posted by Delushious@Dec 20 2004, 10:44 PM
Okay, am I the only one who thought she was better than this? :dunno:

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Nope.

I watched a segment re this show on Entertainment Tonight. As soon as I saw who was hosting I was sorely disappointed.

Lady should be ASHAMED of herself. :angry: